East Asian Languages & Cultures

The Department of East Asian Languages & Cultures offers an exciting range of courses. We offer a four-year sequence of courses in Chinese and Japanese languages as well as other coursework in literature, film, and culture.


Consider a major in Chinese or Japanese language and culture, a minor in Chinese or Japanese language and culture, or an Interdisciplinary Minor in East Asian Studies to complement your academic and career plans. Talk to your adviser about how proficiency in an East Asian language can become an important component of your educational plan, or contact one of us in East Asian Languages and Cultures to find out more about study opportunities.

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中文电影 AU REVOIR TAIPEI

November 20, 2014, 5:30pm

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Au Revoir Taipei (Chinese: 一頁台北) is a 2010 Taiwanese romantic comedy film set in Taipei. Au Revoir Taipei is called "One Page Taipei" in Chinese which means one night or one page in Taipei. Au Revoir Taipei is Arvin Chen's feature directorial debut. It won the "Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema" (NETPAC Prize) at the Berlin International Film Festival 2010 and was considered a box office success in Taiwan. English subtitle. Feel free to invite your friends to join us. :)

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The Japanese Studies Club went to a Japanese restaurant in Hickory which is called Umi on November 8th. We had authentic Japanese food. It was really great. You should go and try Japanese food if you have a chance. (9 photos) ... See MoreSee Less

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Jenni McGradyI go there! I love that place! You should ask the owner about their cherry blossom festival!5 days ago   ·  2

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The Japanese Studies Club weekly activities on Wednesdays (7pm~ Carswell 014) continue in November! We also have a Japanese conversation table on Wednesdays 4-5 pm at Benson Food Court. Come join the Japanese studies community!

11/5 Movie Night “Maiko Haaaan!!
Find out how a single visit to a geisha house began an intense rivalry between a salaryman and a professional baseball player and enjoy the laughs along the way! There will be PIZZA and DRINKS provided.

11/12 Karaoke Night ♫♫♫
Is the second round of exams coming up? Sing your stress away with Karaoke night! J-pop and American favorites will be on the lineup!

11/19 Okonomiyaki Night
Come learn how to make a Japanese street food favorite, also described as the Japanese's take on pizza! (3 photos)
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Dr. Albertson gave an invited talk "Into the Woods: The Aesthetics and Ethics of Nature in Modern Japanese Poetry" at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, on Oct. 27th.

“My talk focused on the way Meiji-era poets like Shimazaki Toson used elements of both "shasei" (sketching from life) and Romantic idealism in poems that searched for new aesthetic and ethical ideals in wilderness settings. I then compared some of these poetic techniques with ideals of nature in Studio Ghibli films like "Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind" and "Princess Mononoke." I gained a lot from the lively and insightful discussion with students and faculty in the audience.” (2 photos)
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